Lagos Approves Flyover Bridge For Ajah, Abule Egba

Lagos Approves Flyover Bridge For Ajah, Abule Egba

The Lagos State Government has approved the construction of flyover bridges for two of the State’s high-density traffic zones – Ajah round about and Abule Egba junction.

The two major projects were approved by the State’s Executive Council and have been duly awarded to contractors for a speedy commencement of work.

In a press release issued on Sunday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the projects will be completed within 16 months as part of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s ongoing road infrastructure projects across the state.

The statement said the construction of the reinforced concrete flyover and signalized intersection at Ajah roundabout will be undertaken simultaneously with the rehabilitation of Freedom Road in Lekki, with a view to reducing the heavy traffic being recorded at the Ajah round-about and the Lekki-Ikoyi axis.

Ayorinde said the Ajah flyover bridge will have a solar-powered signalized intersection in order to greatly improve traffic, while the upgrade of Freedom Road is expected to ease traffic considerably for vehicles using the Third Roundabout to connect Lekki through Admiralty way.

While the Ajah project will ease movement of residents and commuters on the Lagos Island – Ibeju Lekki areas, the construction of the reinforced concrete dual-carriage flyover bridge at Abule Egba junction will equally bring joy and relief to millions of commuters that use the Lagos -Abeokuta Expressway in Ifako-Ijaye Local Government Area of the State on a daily basis when completed.

Like the Ajah project, Ayorinde said the Abule Egba flyover bridge will also have signalised intersection under it to service Oko-Oba and other link roads within the axis.

To underscore its commitment to road infrastructure development that seeks to touch every area of the State that may have been inadvertently left behind, Ayorinde said that the State government has also awarded contracts for the rehabilitation and upgrade of strategic arterial/inner roads in Epe Local Government Area of the State.

While noting that Epe division of the State is currently undergoing rapid industrial and commercial growth arising from the commencement of developmental projects such as oil refinery, air and sea ports as well as citing of various industries within the Lekki Free Trade Zones (LFTZ), the Commissioner said a massive upgrade of strategic roads within the Epe division had become necessary.

According to him, some of the areas to be rehabilitated and upgraded in Epe include Lagos Road, Prof. Agbalajobi Road, Awolowo Road (Marine Police/Oke Oyinbo – Hamarun); as well as network of roads in Oloja Estate, Araga Road and Oke Osho junction –Itokin, among others.

The Commissioner said the newly awarded road contracts are coming on the heels of several other projects being constructed by the Ambode administration through the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, some of which are either completed or nearing completion.

He listed areas such as Brown Street in Oshodi, Ago Palace Way in Okota as well as Okota-Century road, Ijegun -Igando Road, Ayobo-Ipaja Road, Okesuna Street, Shomolu and Coker-Aguda Road in Surulere, as among projects at various stages of advance work.

He said as at last weekend, more than 300 roads have been repaired and rehabilitated through the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC)’s ceaseless road maintenance that has left no local government area unattended to.

In line with the government’s zero tolerance for potholes, Ayorinde said another hundred roads have been earmarked for repairs before the new year to underscore Governor Ambode’s top priority to ensure motorable roads and infrastructural development across the State.

Brief Report on the Activities of Lagos State Public Works Corporation from Monday December 7th – 11th Friday December 2015

Brief Report on the Activities of Lagos State Public Works Corporation from Monday December 7th – 11th Friday December 2015

Lagos State Public Works Corporation this week carried out Maintenance/Palliative works on the underlisted roads in the following Local Government Areas.

 

  1. IKEJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • CIPM Ave, CBD, Alausa Ikeja
  • Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja
  • Akilo Road/Oba Akran Road, Ikeja
  • Sobo Arobiodu Street, Ikeja GRA, Ikeja
  • Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikeja

CIPM AVENUE ALAUSA IKEJA LG

OBA AKRAN AVENUE, IKEJA LG

 

  1. IFAKO-IJAIYE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Toyin Road through Toyin Bello Bus-stop, Iju

 

TAJU BELLO ST, IJU IFAKO IJAYE LG

 

  1. KOSOFE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Somide Odujinrin Street, Omole Phase II, Kosofe LG
  • Isheri Road, Kosofe
  • Old Olowora Road, Kosofe

 

SOMIDE ODUJINRIN STREET, OMOLE PHASE II, KOSOFE LG

  1. ALIMOSHO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Aina Obembe road, Oluwaga Area, Ipaja
  • Baruwa road, Ipaja

 

LAGOS ABEOKUTA EXPRESSWAY, ILE EPO AXIS ALIMOSHO LG

 

  1. BADAGRY LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • DFFRI/Hunyekah/Rev. Ekundayo/Tvavi/Seghoto Roads in Badagry
  • Oba Oyekan road, Idoluwa road, HP Palace road, Apa Market road, Apa/Agoyin road, Wesere road/Kiveme road, Farasine road in Badagry

 

  1. LAGOS ISLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Adeniji Adele (Ebute Ero axis)
  • Tapa Street, Lagos Island
  • Outer Marina, Lagos Island
  1. LAGOS MAINLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Ikorodu Road – Ketu road, Jibowu

 

  1. EPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Ketu – Epe road
  • Epe – Ijebu – Ode road
  • Billy Street, Epe

 

  1. AJEROMI – IFELODUN
  • Cardoso road, Ajeromi
  • Achakpo road, Ajeromi
  • Baale road, Ajero
  • 10. SOMOLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

  • Bajulaiye Road, Somolu
  • George/Boyle Street, Somolu

       11. SURULERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • Ibezim Obiajulu/Afini Street, Surulere
  • Rafiu Williams road, Surulere

RUFIU WILLIAMS ROAD, SURULERE LG

IBEZIM OBIAJULU  STREET, SURULERE LG

  • 12. IKORODU LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

  • Fela Ahmed road, Ikorodu
  • Ikorodu Sagamu road/Odogunyan road, Ikorodu
  • 13. ETI-OSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

  • Oba Adeyinka Oyekan Ave, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa
  • Queens drive, Thompson Avenue Eti-Osa
  • Olu Holloway Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa
  • Obalende Road, Eti-Osa

 

AKIN ADEOGUN ST, V.I ETI OSA LG

  • 14. AGEGE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

  • Oba-Akran/Akilo by mobil road, Agege
  • Agunbiade Street, Agege
  • Amoo Road, Agege LG

AFA-NLA, AGEGE LG

         15.    MUSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • Ilasamaja/Da-Silva/Alafia Streets, Mushin
  • 16. OSHODI/ISOLO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

  • Abimbola/Bello road Network, Ilasa

 

 

 

Yomi Oladapo     

Head Public Affairs Unit.

11/12/15

Water Transportation, Key Solution To Traffic Gridlock – Ambode

Water Transportation, Key Solution To Traffic Gridlock – Ambode

…Plans Massive Development Of Sector 

…99 Percent Of Danfo Drivers Are Hypertensive, Says Transport Commissioner

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday identified water transportation as a key solution to traffic gridlock across Lagos metropolis just as he vowed to develop the sector in the overall interest of the State.

Governor Ambode, who spoke in Lagos at the first annual stakeholders’ forum organised by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), said the water transport mode, which is a critical part of the intermodal transport system of the government, would be developed with international best practices.

The Governor, who was represented at the forum by the Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya expressed delight that the forum took place at a time when one of the critical challenges facing the State was how to move citizens efficiently and effectively, while also improving the capacity of the various modes of transportation to correlate for the benefit of the people.

He recalled that the State was inundated with the challenge of traffic gridlock across the metropolis, adding that such was a sign that the prosperity of the State was on-going, being at the heart of the nation’s economy.

The Governor added that not only is there a growing influx of people into the State, but that Lagos, just as other cities across the world, is facing the challenge of rapid urbanization, and as such there is the need to ensure provision of infrastructure that extends beyond the present generation.

He said: “In line with my administration’s vision to ensure a safe, secure and prosperous Lagos State, there is the need for the establishment of appropriate standards and regulations in line with international best practices towards the much needed implementation of water transport in Lagos.”

“These standards and regulations will be executed by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in terms of licensing, registration and enforcement of vessels plying the State’s waterways with a strict adherence to compliance,” the Governor said.

While pledging the readiness of his administration to implement workable solutions to the many issues besetting the sector, Governor Ambode charged stakeholders to come up with ideas on how to develop and maintain the waterways in line with best practices.

He also urged existing and potential investors to increase patronage of water transport in Lagos.

On his part, Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola said over 99 percent of commercial bus drivers, popularly called Danfo Drivers, are hypertensive, and the health challenge was as a result of the issues associated with traffic congestion such as pollution of the environment.

Mobereola, who was represented by Dr. Olufemi Salam, Director of Transportation, Planning, Policy and Coordination in the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, said the statistics came about two years ago after a survey carried out by the Ministry.

He, therefore, advocated the need for the residents to embrace water transportation.

Managing Director of LASWA, Abisola Kamson said there was the need for residents to embrace water transportation which she said is cheaper, safer and faster.

Kamson, who listed the numerous economic and health benefits associated with water transportation, added that in line with Governor Ambode’s vision to develop other modes of transportation, LASWA had decided to come up with and enforce water regulations in line with international best practices.

Ambode Inaugurates Committee to Boost Power Supply to Households, Businesses

Ambode Inaugurates Committee to Boost Power Supply to Households, Businesses

…Mulls 24-Hour Electricity For Residents

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday inaugurates committee to boost household and business power supply, with a charge on them to work assiduously to create an enabling environment that will ensure 24-hour power supply to residents in the state.

The Governor who spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja while inaugurating the Power Committee said it was a common knowledge that power supply is a major challenge, adding that it must be addressed in order to achieve sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria and Lagos State in particular.

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He said that in view of the importance of the Lagos economy to the nation and the concerns that have been expressed particularly by the business community, his administration has considered it expedient to constitute an advisory committee on power, adding that no state in the federation is more affected by the state of the power sector than Lagos.

The Governor said that Lagos State accounts for over 60 percent of the industrial and commercial activities in Nigeria, emphasizing that the energy requirement for the state is estimated at about 5,000 Mega Watts of which only about 1000 Mega Watts is currently being supplied; hence the need to inaugurate a committee that would ensure the power need of the people is met. 

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He said members of the Committee consist of representatives from the State Government and industry experts from the private sector urging them to provide a sustainable guide in the development of a roadmap for reliable power supply in the state, foster collaboration and develop a congress or platform for all major power stakeholders in the state and the private sector. 

Members of the Committee include the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule, the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.

Other members of the committee include representatives of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company,   Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Falcon Corporation Limited and Egbin Power Plc.

Governor Ambode, shortly after the inauguration tasked the committee to make electricity available to Lagosians for both business and domestic use, just as he expressed confidence that they would not disappoint Lagosians.

The Governor also hinted that in order to underscore his administration’s commitment to security of the lives and property, his administration has embarked on an aggressive programme of lighting up Lagos and explained that major highways and streets are being connected  from point to point using Independent Power Projects (IPPs) and other means effectively.

He also encouraged individuals, private homes and corporate organizations to take up streets or roads of their choice and light them up with connections to their meters and generators, assuring that the state government will reciprocate the gesture by giving concessions to them in the payment of their annual Land Use Charges.

“In addition, they shall receive Special Commendation letters from the Governor. Such projects will also be commissioned by government officials and Community Development Associations. We believe that this initiative will promote a new culture of co-operation and ownership”, he said.

Earlier, Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Wale Oluwo said with the success of the IPPs, the state which provides 24-hour power supply to public facilities, the state government is working towards ensuring that residents in the state can enjoy regular power supply in their homes.

Remarks By His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State at the Inauguration of the Lagos State Committee on power  on Wednesday 10th December 2015 at the Lagos House, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos

Remarks By His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State at the Inauguration of the Lagos State Committee on power on Wednesday 10th December 2015 at the Lagos House, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos

It is common knowledge that power supply is a major challenge we must address in order to achieve sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria, and Lagos State in particular. A mere 10% improvement in power supply will directly increase the GDP of Lagos State by 20%.

No State in the Federation is more affected by the state of the power sector than Lagos. The reason is simple: Lagos State accounts for over 60% of the industrial and commercial activities in Nigeria. The energy requirement for Lagos State is estimated at about 5,000 Mega Watts of which only about 1,000 Mega Watts is supplied. Our greatest impediments today are the low or non-investment in transmission capacity and high loss rate between generation and distribution.

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In view of the importance of power supply to the Lagos economy, and the concerns that have been expressed particularly by the business community, this administration has considered it expedient to constitute an advisory Committee on Power to be chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Idiat Adebule.

The Lagos State Advisory Committee on Power being inaugurated today will consist of representatives from the State Government and industry experts from the Private Sector.

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As such, the members of the committee shall include:

  • The Honourable Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources
  • The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice
  • The Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy
  • Representatives from;
    • Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company
    • Eko Electricity Distribution Company
    • Transmission Company of Nigeria
    • Gaslink Nigeria Limited
    • Falcon Corporation Limited
    • Egbin Power Plc

The Terms of Reference for this committee are:

  • To create an enabling environment to ensure 24-hour power supply in Lagos State;
  • To guide in the development of a roadmap for reliable power supply in Lagos;
  • To foster collaboration and develop a congress/platform for all major power stakeholders in the State and The Private Sector.

The ultimate goal is to make electricity available to Lagosians for both business and domestic use and this committee will be instrumental in the speedy realization of this objective.

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I have no doubt that given your experience, expertise and understanding of issues to be addressed, I can confidently look forward to receiving from you, well thought out and far-reaching recommendations that will Light Up continually.

In order to underscore this administration’s commitment to security of lives and property, we have embarked on an aggressive programme of Lighting-Up Lagos.

As such, our major highways and streets are being connected from point to point using our IPP’s and other means effectively.

Permit me to use this platform to announce our new initiative; “Light Up Lagos Iniitiative”. We have decided to encourage individuals, private homes and corporate organisations to take up streets/roads of their choices and light them up (Street Lights) with connections to their meters or generators.

In return, government will make concessions to these individuals and corporate organisations in the payment of their annual Land Use Charges. In addition, they shall receive Special Commendation letters from the Governor.

Such projects will also be commissioned by government officials and Community Development Associations.

We believe that this initiative will promote a new culture of co-operation and ownership. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is hereby directed to further publicise and promote this initiative.

Thank you.

 

Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor of Lagos State,

Alausa.

10th November 2015